September 6th: Photo’s of L’Aquila

A couple of weeks ago I went to see an exhibition of photo’s about the earthquake in L’Aquila by the renowned photographer, Roberto Grillo. The exhibition was aptly titled ‘Faces and Signs of an Earthquake’ and it was probably one of most moving collections of photography that I have ever seen.

I take a passing interest in art; I enjoy going to galleries and pretending to know more about it than I actually do but I’m definitely no expert. This exhibition left me completely speechless, the stark emotional intensity of the photos and the reaction of the other gallery goers (many of whom may have witnessed some of the tragedy in L’Aquila) is something that I’ll always remember.

The exhibition has had 21,000 visitors thus far, which is incredible but completely understandable once you’ve seen it. The exhibition is now over but Grillo has hinted at displaying the the exhibition in other cities.